ROCK HILL, S.C., Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that a panel of judges at this year's National Association of Music Merchants, the NAMM show, voted 3D Systems "Best in Show" adding the company's 3D printers and 3D printed guitars to its "Hottest Products List" for 2013. As a first time exhibitor at NAMM, 3D Systems introduced a new, one-of-a-kind 3D printed guitar, the Americana, embedding the rich details of New York City's most memorable landmarks in the body of a Les Paul ® inspired, electric guitar, clad by the stars and stripes. Designed by renowned Cubify® artist Olaf Diegel, the Americana masterpiece guitar was on display along with the company's award winning Cube® 3D printer and Cubify apps throughout the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, last week. "We are thrilled and honored to have been recognized by NAMM as 'Best in Show' 2013. We enjoyed the opportunity to unveil the Americana guitar, a real American masterpiece celebrating our passion for music, country and 3D printing along with our entire consumer 3D experience," said Cathy Lewis, CMO of 3D Systems. "We invite music brands, retailers and artists to learn how to monetize their intellectual property and creativity on Cubify.com and introduce the 3D lifestyle to their audiences." Learn more today about 3D Systems consumer offerings on Cubify.com. ®Les Paul is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. About 3D Systems Corporation 3D Systems is a leading global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD modeling, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing and manufacturing new products. 3D Systems products and services are used to rapidly design, communicate, prototype or produce real functional parts, empowering customers to create and make with confidence.
More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.The 3D Systems Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4537 NAMM Defined NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization's popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. The association—and their trade shows—serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. For more information, go to www.namm.org.
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